Sunday, December 28, 2014

LIBERTY AND PEACE WAR BONDS, VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY

Liberty Bonds - Public Domain image
You'd think finding holiday themed vintage poster images would be difficult but they actually had quite a few.  This one of course equated buying war bonds with helping to end the war and to bring liberty and peace on Earth.  

I remember my Grandfather was still a firm believe in bonds.  Even in his later years, he asked about buying government bonds (can you still even do that?).  

Hope you are having a great weekend.  The new year is almost upon us!

More later this afternoon!


11 comments:

Laurie M said...

wow, thats a great poster, its wonderful to have memories of your Grandparents,

Sandy said...

1st Man,

I'm not sure if you would even consider this a war bond. When my son was just a baby, we were given several bonds each in the domination of $100. These bonds were help for over 10 years, then cashed in by our son. If these bonds are considered war bonds ...then I guess you can still buy them.

Practical Parsimony said...

In 1945, my mother cashed in $600 worth of war bonds. I don't know any of the other peculiars, just that she told me so. She was only 26 when she cashed in the bonds. There was some sort of bond where a person bought a ten-cent stamp and put it in a folder when I was a child. I believe it was some sort of bond.

Practical Parsimony said...

particulars, not peculiars

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Love the vintage poster!

Well then, see you next year!

Galestorm said...

You can still buy government savings bonds (I think). My mother always called them war bonds. I still have some to distribute to her grandchildren that she had bought for them when they were young. When I first started working for the gov't you could go on an automatic savings program and one would come with your bi-weekly paycheck. In 7 years a $25.00 bond would be worth $50.00 back than. I never bothered. It would have been one more thing for me to keep up with and I was poor as a church mouse and needed the $25.00!

1st Man said...

Aren't memories nice? Thanks!! And happy anniversary (belated) by the way! ;-)

1st Man said...

I think bonds are still a thing, just not sure how they work, ha. I guess they build interest if you hold them long enough.

Stay warm!!

1st Man said...

What a great memory (speaking of memories earlier, ha). I love those stories like that.

You know what's funny? When I read your post, I read it as particulars, funny how the mind works. ;-)

1st Man said...

Thank you!! And yep, the new year is coming, ready or not, ha.

1st Man said...

That's so funny, my Grandfather called them war bonds as well, even when no war was going on. I will have to do some research on them. I do remember people giving them as gifts, especially when children were born. I'd be curious to see what kind of return they give now. Thanks!!